Sugar Free Pear Butter

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Steve P.

Source: Country Woman Magazine Aug/Sept. issue 1994

Top Review by riffraff

We used apple juice in place of the grape (it had less sugar) and this was fantastic. Worked very well with 8 packs of sweetener for us. Thanks for posting Steve, you saved the day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a kettle, combine water and 1/4 cup lemon juice.
  2. Peel, core and quarter the pears, placing them in lemon juice mixture to retard browning until all have been peeled.
  3. Drain liquid in kettle.
  4. Add grape juice and remaining lemon juice; bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium;cook until pears are soft,about 20@minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Cool.
  7. Press through a sieve or food mill, or process in a blender until smooth.
  8. Return puree to kettle.
  9. Add spices;cook and stir until very thick;20-35 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat; stir in sweetener.
  11. Adjust sweetner to taste.
  12. Pour into jars or plastic containers.
  13. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks.
  14. (For longer storage time pour hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4 in. headspace. Process in a boiling~water bath for 10 minutes. Use within 3 weeks of opening) Diabetic Exchanges: One 1-tablespoon serving equals 1/2 fruit.

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